Finalists for 2017 NIMAs announced

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A.B. Original, Dan Sultan and Troy Cassar-Daley lead the nominees, while Paul Kelly and Gawurra will play the event.

The 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards have today announced the finalists in all categories, in preparation for the big night in a couple of weeks’ time.

Leading the pack nomination wise are the irrepressible A.B. Original, who cleaned up at last week’s AIR Awards, won the 2016 Australian Music Prize and are up for four awards at this year’s NIMAs.

Not too far behind is country legend Troy Cassar-Daley, with three nominations and recent Double J Feature Album artist Dan Sultan who is nominated for two awards.

The event will be at The Darwin Ampitheatre on Saturday 12 August and will feature performances from a cavalcade of iconic acts and fast-rising stars of Australian music.

This year’s bill features A.B. Original with Dan Sultan, Paul Kelly, Numbulwar Red Flag Dancers, Leah Flanagan, Gawurra, Electric Fields, Apakatjah and Emily Wurramara.

 

The full list of nominees is below. If you want to head along to the event, you can get all the required info from the NIMA website.

Artist Of The Year

A.B. Original
Dan Sultan
Jessica Mauboy
Troy Cassar-Daley

Album Of The Year

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
Busby Marou – Postcards From the Shell House
Leah Flanagan – Saudades
Troy Cassar-Daley – Things I Carry Around

Song Of The Year

A.B. Original – ‘January 26’
Emily Wurramara – ‘Hey Love’
Leah Flanagan – ‘Chills’
Lonely Boys – ‘Hunter’
Troy Cassar-Daley – ‘Things I Carry Around’
Yirrmal – ‘The Bridge’

Film Clip Of The Year

A.B. Original – ‘January 26’
Dan Sultan – ‘Magnetic’
Lonely Boys – ‘Hunter’
Lorrpu – ‘Lorrpu’

Community Music Clip

Save The Water “Ngaba” – Halls Creek
Logan City – Logan
Choose Water – Ngukurr
With Knowledge Comes New Friends – Dust Up 2016 – Warakurna - NPY Lands

New Talent Of The Year

Apakatjah
Electric Fields
Emily Wurramara
Tia Gostelow

Traditional Music Award

Numbulwar Red Flag Dancers – Wangga: Complete CD Set

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